Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
It is interesting how we often place more trust in doctors and pharmacy workers than we do in God. We willingly seek medical attention from doctors we don't know and blindly follow their prescribed treatments, which we may not fully understand. We then take the medications given to us by pharmacy employees who we are also unfamiliar with, and consume them without question, despite not knowing what chemicals they contain.
Imagine if we placed this level of trust in God - our lives would be very different indeed.
The Bible teaches us to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding" (Proverbs 3:5). The original Hebrew word for "trust" implies a complete reliance, similar to how a child trusts and throws themselves into the arms of their parent. Therefore, to "rely on God" means to have unwavering faith and trust in Him, to cast all our worries and concerns upon Him, as He is a loving Father who takes care of us.
As the Bible says, "Cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7).